Jefferson County’s Health Action Partnership has celebrated many local Champions for Health as part of our shared work to make healthy choices easier for everyone in our community. Now one of our partners has been honored on the national level as a “Champion of Change,” a great honor both for Sally Allocca and P.E.E.R. Inc., which she founded at East Lake United Methodist Church.
The White House chose Sally as one of 11 Champions of Change who were honored in September 2012 for their work in strengthening food security in the U.S. and around the world. This is part of an effort to highlight innovative approaches to ensuring that no one goes hungry — and to inspire others to join this important effort.
Congratulations to Sally and the the hard-working staff and volunteers at P.E.E.R., as they continue the important work of the East Lake Farmers Market, its community kitchen and mobile market van. And good luck to all the members of the Health Action Partnership, as this recognition brings renewed attention to so much great work and inspires us all to do more.